Arrow Season 3



Critic Ratings: 16
Critics Consensus

The big showdown against Brick offers a highlight of this episode -- and Arrow is such a flashback-heavy show that it's always a welcome change of place when they're about someone other than Oliver.

Episode Info

Team Arrow considers Malcolm's offer to help shut Brick down, but Felicity is against the idea, even though the team could use help to save the innocents of the Glades. Meanwhile, flashbacks chronicle Malcolm's descent from kind-hearted father and husband to cold-blooded killer after the murder of his wife.


Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen
Katie Cassidy
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
Colin Salmon
as Walter Steele
David Ramsey
as John Diggle
Jamey Sheridan
as Robert Queen
Paul Blackthorne
as Quentin Lance
Willa Holland
as Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards
as Felicity Smoak
Colton Haynes
as Roy Harper
John Barrowman
as Malcolm Merlyn
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Critic Reviews for Uprising

The flashbacks we DO get are interesting because they're about a character who hasn't had much development recently: Malcolm Merlyn.

Aug 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Luckily, things picked up as the battle commenced, and the aftermath set in motion a number of intriguing plot threads. There's no reason the show can't quickly regain some of its lost momentum.

Aug 7, 2018 | Rating: 7.1/10 | Full Review…

The episode is all about Team Arrow taking back The Glades and dealing with life in Oliver's absence. Though they have frequent struggles, they seem to be getting along pretty well.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Roy, Laurel, Felicity and Diggle might have opted to spurn Malcolm, but they find themselves fighting alongside him nonetheless in an ambitious and action-packed final act.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

"Uprising" was the perfect conclusion to Arrow's The Dark Knight Rises-esque midseason trilogy, which sidelined Oliver Queen in order to allow the rest of the supporting cast to shine and get on the same level.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Though it made the eventual moment no easier to watch, you had to see it coming.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Well, that happened. Arrow made a relatively triumphant return to Starling City in Arrow Season 3 Episode 12 but Oliver's left a little to be desired. It really is that easy to separate the man and the hood.

Aug 6, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

I guess my biggest problem with "Uprising" was how it flitted around from point to point, and ultimately felt a little anticlimactic, especially considering how great the last few episodes have been.

Aug 6, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Compared to that heart-wrenching rejection, the rest of the episode kind of fades to the background.

Aug 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While this season has been spinning its wheels a bit, in retrospect I enjoyed the departure from the usual and the opportunity to let some of the secondary characters steal a bit more screentime.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…